Contact Information

(631) 632-1903


Stony Brook University
Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
410 Life Sciences Building
100 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5215

Ed Luk, PhD
Luk Research Lab

Ed Luk, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology,
Stony Brook University

Research Program

Oncogenic Drivers and Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis


Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Research Interest

Histone proteins are major constituents of the chromosome. DNA wraps around histones to form repeating structural units called nucleosomes. Nucleosomes can then stack onto each other to fold the genomic DNA into a compact, organized structure within the nucleus. For the transcription machinery to ‘read’ the underlying genetic information, the histones must be reorganized and removed at some points. We study the molecular events that mobilize histones to allow the transcription machinery to engage the DNA and turn a gene on or off.


BS: University of Michigan
PhD: Johns Hopkins University


A complete list of publications can be found HERE.